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Transgressions | Erastes

Moony Eliver Ooooh good! There is all the range of love in this historical novel, but there is also the drama and the betrayal, real or supposed, and maybe there is also the incapacity of two young men to recognize the real love, the one for which it’s worth to die for. The two heroes experience believable character growth, there are some transgrsesions and occasionally downright scary supporting characters, and Erastes gives just enough information about the politics and beliefs of the time to give the novel texture, while never overloading the reader.

So of course after that, David and Jonathan end up together. Preview — Transgressions by Erastes. I have the feeling that Jonathan was always condemned till the beginning since he believes in sin, and David was always freed from sin since he doesn’t believe in it. Erastes is the penname of a female author who lives in Norfolk, UK.

He took a deep transgressionz and forced himself to speak with a little more civility. I had really hoped for a longer reunion because it was pretty brief compared to all of their separate experiences that were so meticulously fleshed out.


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One of the men, Tobias, seduces David whilst Jon is kept talking by the other man, Hal. The first half of the book is five stars and the last half is three stars, so it gets an average of four. Yes people like to read intimacy, but this book combines intimacy and romanticism.

Erastes hits the ball out of the park. But it is so well written, the characterisation is brilliant, and the emotion is so intense, it ends up ttransgressions a beautiful book.

Work in Progress Gentleman of Fortune – ‘s spy drama. They rarely bared any skin to each other no matter how hot or sweaty they became, so the sight of David washing himself with such abandonment took Jonathan completely transrgessions surprise. The sun was scorching his flesh and getting too hot at last, David rose, stretched and yawned. He knew his father well enough not to begin a discussion in front of a stranger.


And with those names, there’s a clear feeling that they are fated to be reunited. Nov 28, Gerry Burnie rated it it was amazing.

David is introduced to man love via a soldier and suddenly gets more grip on his feelings for Jonathan and wants to explore this new side of their bond.

There was just the right amount of sexiness for me. Set in the mids, during the English Civil War and spanning a period of seven years, this complex, intricate book about the love and fortunes of two men was an engrossing read from start to finish.

David is like that, he is not severe and diligent, he is all lies and smiles, and with his behavior he always finds a way to escape the right punishment. To ask other readers questions about Transgressionsplease sign up.


This book had a lot of that – Overall, good, engaging characters, great background. The author of Transgressions the playfully pen-named Erastes has set her novel in the England of the s, a time of enormous political and social upheaval.

But how can this be love? As I have said, I didn’t really like David too much at the beginning.

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Erastes is eratses pen name of a female author from the United Kingdom, known for writing gay -themed historical and romantic fiction. Now that we know better Yes, we were suffering vicariously on your behalf at the thought of you stranded halfway around the world without your Kindle.

Although they think of each other occasionally and fondly throughout the story, page for page, it doesn’t seem like they got nearly the amount of time together that they did when they were apart and in their own respective relationships with others. As an author, she delivers the complete package. Readers who identify more with Jonathan might disagree with me, however. The story is mainly character driven and is written mostly from the point of view of either Jonathan or David but did also include the thoughts of other characters from time to time.